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Unbelievable: Wally Herger praises self-described terrorist

by: Dante Atkins

Sun Aug 23, 2009 at 18:48:41 PM PDT

When you read this story, I want you to do something.

I want you to substitute "left-wing" every time you see "right-wing."  And I want you to substitute "Democrat" when you see the word "Republican."

I then want you to ask yourself how quickly this story would be up every single right-wing media outlet in existence front and center for the next week until the Congressman in question were forced to issue a tearful apology, and the person who made the remark had a Bill O'Reilly producer permanently camped outside his house while freepers investigated his entire family tree for potential ties to Muslims.

According to the Redding Record Searchlight, an incident broke out at a town hall at Simpson University in Redding on Tuesday when Herger signaled encouragement to a 67-year-old town hall attendee, Bert Stead, who called himself a "proud right-wing terrorist."

"Amen, God bless you," Herger reportedly replied to the comment. "There is a great American."

Attention right-wingers: THE PUBLIC ADVOCACY OF VIOLENCE BY CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISTS MUST END.  We had an election.  You lost it big.  That's small-d democracy.  And if you are "afraid for your country" and all that other jazz, try winning an election with views and policy prescriptions that are popular with people.  Because otherwise, the country is what the voters make of it within the framework of the Constitution.

I'm sorry you have to wait until 2010.  But anything else would be fundamentally un-American, wouldn't it?

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Hmmmm....reminds me of something (0.00 / 0)
I don't think it's a perfect match, but the Republican Party is starting to look more and more like fundimentalist Muslim organizations in the Middle East.  There you will find a great love for religion and guns.  There is a thuggishness and a demand for political purity.  Compromise is considered filth.

Republicans don't launch rocket attacks and have no organized militia.  They are a long ways from Hamas or Hezbollah.  But there are some similarities.

Wally herger is a terrorist (0.00 / 0)
Walley Herger is a mormen who does not believe in global warming or science, women's rights,or helping anyone who is not rich like him. He is one of the riches members of Congress!

How can something end if it hasn't started? (0.00 / 0)

Come on, there are nutballs on both sides. It's no more legitimate painting the right with this brush than it is when they do it.

And you might want to change your "you lost it big" rhetoric. The polls aren't looking too good these days, and healthcare's the reason.

when was the last time (0.00 / 0)
a Democratic lawmaker praised, in the next sentence, an individual who declared themselves to be a terrorist?

Who was the prominent Democratic lawmaker who embraced 9/11 trutherism with the same passion so many GOP lawmakers have embraced birtherism?

Obama's numbers are going on healthcare for two reasons: 1) progressives are unhappy that we're backing off of the public option, and that single payer was never even on the table; and 2) tens of millions have been spent convincing seniors on socialized medicine that allowing anyone else to get the same kind of care THEY get, would hurt them somehow.

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Yeah, because (0.00 / 0)
"you will come up against the second amendment" isn't a threat of violence at all!

How does it feel to be a liar?

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